I've had this theory for awhile. When it comes to death (and pretty much everything else), I think we treat our pets better than we're permitted to treat ourselves or our loved ones.
When our pet's quality of life diminishes we put them down, allowing them to die with dignity and suffer as little as possible.
When a loved one's quality of life diminishes we put them in "Assisted Living" and let them suffer until their systems fail and they die, often having no quality of life for many many years.
Though we live in a nation filled with many freedoms I appreciate, choosing to die with dignity isn't one of them.
Seems like there's something wrong with this picture. I suppose I can hope to come back in my next life as a dog.